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22nd November
2013
written by Adam

Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) are the targets of President Snow (Donald Sutherland) after their unconventional victory in the 74th Hunger Games has managed to give hope to the Districts of Panem– a hope that has led to rebellion against the government. Now, after a disturbing victory tour of the Districts a wrinkle in the rules will thrust Katniss and Peeta once again into the Hunger Games, but this time the rules and contenders are slightly different, they’re all previous victors of the hunger games. With a revolution catching fire, alliances and friendships must be made, but who to trust and how to exit the games alive again?HungerCatching Directed by Francis Lawrence, a clear vision for a film of such large scope seems sharp and focused. And, while in many regards Catching Fire is a repeat of The Hunger Games, there’s enough new and interesting to keep things fresh. Performances from all are tip top, with standouts from Stanley Tucci, and a few extra laughs from Woody Harrelson. Still visually impacting, and fight sequences will keep viewers on edge, the mission seems accomplished, although the necessary first act does feel a little drawn out, you could do worse. Music from James Newton Howard fills the auditory palate round and full. A worthy contender for the weekend, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is rated PG-13.

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